El Yo es Otro - Nivel 1

Root Event

5. Werkleitz Biennale 2002 Zugewinngemeinschaft
El Yo es Otro - Nivel 1
D 2001

To gain a new identity in a foreign language is to slowly lose touch with one’s original identity, fluent in its native tongue. One leaves proficiency behind and comes to know a new self, which struggles with self-expression, and even with identity itself. This video traces the stations of this painful process (after Cano-Alvarez’s arrival in Germany in 1998); equal parts a question of linguistics and one of visceral experience.

Lester Cano Alvarez (D), 2001, 13 Min., OmU.